Hello everyone! FCC got me started in my web development journey and I am SO grateful. I’ve hit a huge roadblock though, and I would really value your advice.
I’ve been applying to front-end jobs for over a year. I’ve been trying to do the things everybody says to do; i.e. apply even if you don’t completely match the criteria, ignore the posted degree requirements, etc. I completed an internship (and got glowing recommendations) to get job experience and I started a second internship after that. I keep learning and studying every day, I build projects and practice my skills, and I (semi) regularly push to GitHub. I made a portfolio site and tried to highlight my best and most technically varied projects.
It’s been a year of job hunting and I haven’t even gotten a single interview. I’ve gotten a couple of calls from recruiters that ultimately go nowhere. I’ve applied to over 130 jobs so far. (I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but there aren’t jobs in my area, and regardless, due to personal circumstance I can only apply to remote positions. I have over 7 years experience working remotely (not coding), so I wouldn’t think that’s the issue?) What am I doing wrong?
I even had a professional graciously offer to review my resume but her suggestions weren’t major changes and she had a lot of praise. I know my portfolio could probably use another overhaul but honestly at this point I don’t know if that’s the best use of my time.
Here is my portfolio site: https://selenahunter.github.io/
My projects: https://selenahunter.github.io/projects.html
And a direct link to my resume: https://selenahunter.github.io/resources/Selena_Hunter_resume_noinf.pdf (My actual resume I send to jobs has my email and phone number in that blank space below my name)
I would be very, very grateful for anyone’s input. A year is a very, very long time to be job hunting, and honestly it’s been a big blow to my confidence.